It's really quite wonderful of you to be interested in the history of osob and to want to know why you can use various digital services here completely free of charge.

Why osob and why actually

Reason number one: I need the services too!

I work as a web developer and occasionally need small micro-services. Often, however, these are too complicated for me, and the setup/use is not in proportion to the yield. So, a few years ago, I decided to run some services myself.

Reason number two: I like data protection!

My personal data are important to me. But it's difficult on the internet - on the one hand, you have to be "online" (especially me as a web developer), on the other hand, you don't want to reveal too much. And then there's the issue of personal data and mass data business. In order to not worry about which content might be evaluated or which data might be monetized, osob was created.

Reason number three: Without sense, without meaning!

I've been online for a very long time. Back in the day with a small group of people. Back in a time before the Euro, before Facebook, and before MySpace. And that's when osob.de was registered. There was still a free domain in a web hosting package that I wanted to use "sensibly". But unfortunately, my friends and I couldn't think of anything. So at some point, I landed on "without sense, without meaning". And since I have so many positive memories of that time, a few years ago, I decided to buy back the domain and start the project "osob - the friendly page on the net".

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Why for free?

Because I can afford it. I'm my own best customer here.

What data is stored about users?

Only the data necessary for operation or legally required. More on this in the privacy policy of osob.de

What guarantee is there that my data will be accessible in two, five, or ten years?

Good question. If I get run over by a bus tomorrow, this place will probably end soon. But as long as I actively use osob, the site will remain. osob.de has existed for almost 20 years, the project "osob - the friendly page on the net" for 4 years. So, nothing changes here too quickly.

I miss the one service where .... can you do that?

Contact me and we will look further.

Can I advertise here?


Can I become a sponsor?

Check out the sponsor page for more information.

I have discovered illegal content / I have discovered content that violates my rights

I want to apologize for that. For some services, you can use the Abuse form to report content. If that doesn't help, please contact me quickly: get in touch with me here